Friday, September 26, 2014

Review ~ Ash To Steele Tour By Karen- Anne Stewart with a giveaway


Who I am and all I believe is marred with just one glance into angry, steel blue eyes. He seems to control my air, my ability to breathe. He makes me crave everything I know is a sin. Pure becomes tainted and lines are blurred. It's my fault; I'm the one who isn't strong enough. I've been damaged...broken. Breck's words haunt me...'There's a consequence for every choice you make.'


I've had so many women I can't even remember over half of their names, but none of them are mine; I make damn sure of that. I take what I desire and never look back. I don't need or want anyone, ever...not until I met Emma. Those eyes bore into what's left of my soul and her touch sears me, weakens me. I want to hate her for that. She is my sweetest hell.

Disclaimer: Intended for readers 18+ due to strong language, mature scenes, and some violence.

Title: Ash To Steele

Author: Karen-Ann Stewart

Genre: New Adult/Suspense

Release Date: February 13, 2014

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His confession knocks the air out of me just as ruthlessly as if he punched me in the stomach.  I gasp, desperately trying to fill my lungs with air, “I am yours. You’ve always had me; even when I hated you, you had me.”

All coherent thoughts disintegrate when Breck grabs my shoulders, pulling me against him.  The heat of his body radiates through my skin as his hand runs behind my head, sliding up my neck until his fingers are tangled in my hair, pulling it until my mouth is almost touching his.  The intensity of his gaze weakens me.  Steel blue phases into a stormy gray as his mouth collides with mine.
My head spins. My knees go weak as I collapse against him, my body not able to handle the intensity of the sensations exploding inside of me.  Breck’s lips claim mine with such power, for one second, I am afraid.  I know the danger of losing myself in him, but then the fear is gone; there is no one else I would rather lose myself to.
His hand fists my hair as his kiss deepens, his tongue pushing, probing, demanding access.  Opening my mouth, I kiss him back.  The feel of his lips conquering me, the taste of his tongue as it slides over mine, colliding, taming, plundering, sends the sweetest shivers down my spine.  His teeth graze my bottom lip, nipping and lavishing as his tongue tastes my lips, then plunges inside again, breaking me to his will.  I need him with such desperation, I cringe at my weakness but allow him to tame me.

Author of New Adult Romance who doesn't shy away from writing about sensitive issues and hot heroes.

Karen-Anne Stewart
 has always adored reading and has now fallen in love with writing. Her written works are The Rain Trilogy: Saving Rain, Healing Rain, and After the Rain, and the newly released stand alone novel, Ash to Steele. Her debut novel, Saving Rain: The First Novel in The Rain Trilogy, was a nominee for the Book Junkie’s Choice Awards, and Saving Rain and After the Rain were nominees for the 2014 RONE Awards.

When Karen-Anne isn’t writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, and visiting new places. She fuels her addiction of creating new stories by her only other addiction, caffeine, and listening to a myriad of musical genres. Tucked away near the Blue Ridge Mountains, Karen-Anne
 lives with her husband, daughter, three dogs, and their cat. She plans on writing new adult romance as long as her fingers maintain dexterity.

 loves to connect with readers! 

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My Thoughts:

I liked the pace of this one. It was steady and moved along nicely.

The characters were endearing each in their own way. I especially liked Breck even though he had some real issues at first.

There was animosity between Breck and Emma at first. He disliked her intensely though we have know idea why until most of the way through the book.

There was instant attraction in spite of his deep dislike and that made him even more angry. Their relationship was very slow building and had many ups and downs.

There were some instances in the book that are not suitable for minors such as an attempted assault, some drug use by neighbors and a few scenes with fighting that get a tad gruesome.

I was totally absorbed with this book from the start through the last punctuation mark. I was sad to see it end.

I really liked this story. It had romance, drama, guilt, morals, a search for more, a good guy masquerading as a bad guy, a good girl with her virtue still in tact, a bar, a jealous and vindictive woman, and more all wrapped up between the pages of this book. 

I hope to see more of these characters , as I am sure that I will be reading more of this author's work. :-)

I received an ecopy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

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  1. i'm glad you liked this one and your review make it sound better than the blurb which didn't caught my interest but honestly... just seeing the characrter on the cover i'm not at ease at all... he excude aggressiveness and anger

  2. Thank you for taking the time to read and review Ash to Steele. I'm happy you enjoyed Breck and Emma's story! Just want to let you know that Gavin (sexy bouncer) will have his own story in 2015 after the novel I'm working on now is released later this year. I hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

    1. thank you for visiting us and letting us know about gavin's story.Please don't hesitate to let us know about your futures release, book cover etc we would be happy to spread the word

    2. I was hoping to get a story about Gavin. :-) Thank you!